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China moves 'ship killer' missiles into firing range as US warships infuriate Beijing in the South China Sea
Chinese media touted the mobilization of a "far-reaching, anti-ship ballistic missile" Thursday, specifically highlighting its ability to target ships in the South China Sea.China's DF-26 ballistic missile has reportedly been mobilized in northwestern China, according to the Global Times, citing state broadcaster China Central Television.

Yemen soldiers killed in Houthi drone attack on base
A drone attack on a Yemeni government base by the rebel Houthi movement has reportedly killed six soldiers.The drone exploded above a podium at al-Anad base, in the southern province of Lahj, where high-ranking officers and officials were watching a parade.

'Right to be forgotten' by Google should apply only in EU, says court opinion
The “right to be forgotten”, which enables claimants to request the removal of links to irrelevant or outdated online information about them, should not be enforceable globally, the European court of justice (ECJ) has found in a preliminary opinion.

Worker killed as Bangladesh police attack striking garment workers
Thousands of striking Bangladesh garment workers continued demonstrations for a fourth day on Wednesday in the face of increasingly violent police attacks. The workers, who are among the lowest paid garment employees in the world, have long been fighting for decent wages to compensate for price increases in food and other basic necessities.

I must fight Macron as he leads EU pro-immigration forces – Hungary’s PM Orban
Hungarian right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that he must oppose French leader Emmanuel Macron, calling him a key player in EU pro-immigrant agenda. Both nations’ futures are at stake, he added.

UK government accepts plan-B demand if May's deal is rejected
The British government will accept a demand by parliament to set out its plan B within days if Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is rejected next week, Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro Withdraws From U.N. Compact On Migration
In his second week in office, far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has pulled the country out of a U.N. migration pact, fulfilling a pledge he made before taking office.Brazilian diplomats told local media on Tuesday that the country officially left the agreement. A diplomat also told Reuters that Brazil has exited the pact.

‘Officials' worst nightmare’: Yellow Vests hope to trigger bank run with financial protest
Yellow Vest protesters are hoping to trigger a bank run with a nationwide coordinated cash withdrawal. By threatening the French financial system, protesters say, they want to peacefully force the government to pass their reforms.

Opposition leader Corbyn calls for election to break Brexit impasse
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on lawmakers on Thursday to help his opposition party “break the deadlock” over Brexit and support his call for a motion of no confidence in the government to trigger an election.

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Kid Jupiter vs Hungarian Hitler is capitalism eating itself.

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At the same press conference he also claimed that Hungary is the least corrupt country in the EU. That guy is lying even when he is asleep.

Fucking gay. The EU finally has some balls to make demands on big tech and they dont even fucking do it.

Senate Democrats pushed a vote to reopen the government. Mitch McConnell shot them down.
Senate Democrats, led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Maryland Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, asked for a request for unanimous consent — agreement from all 100 senators — to vote on bills to reopen the government on Thursday, only for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deny it.

Kamala Harris to enter presidential race on or around MLK Day: report
will formally announce her bid for the White House on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, sources told KCBS Radio, a station in her home state of California.The sources said she would "probably" make the announcement at a rally in Oakland, the radio station added.

Los Angeles teachers angered as union delays strike again
Los Angeles teachers, who were set to strike on Thursday, reacted with anger and frustration over the decision by the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) to postpone their strike despite the intransigence of school district officials and nearly 20 months of fruitless negotiations, state mediation and fact-finding.

Top Bernie Sanders 2016 adviser accused of forcibly kissing subordinate
On the final night of the Democratic National Convention in July of 2016, Bernie Sanders’ staffers went out to a Mediterranean restaurant and hookah bar in Center City Philadelphia to celebrate and mourn the end of the campaign.

Test of steel prototype for border wall showed it could be sawed through
President Donald Trump has repeatedly advocated for a steel slat design for his border wall, which he described as "absolutely critical to border security" in his Oval Office address to the nation Tuesday. But Department of Homeland Security testing of a steel slat prototype proved it could be cut through with a saw, according to a report by DHS.

Progressives Slam DCCC for Tapping Only Pro-Business Centrists for Leadership Roles—Ignoring Energy of Left-Wing Movement
Corporate Democrats have made it known that although progressive candidates represent the views of the majority of Democratic voters on a number of high-priority issues including healthcare and the climate crisis, the party leadership will continue to marginalize progressives in the 2020 congressional elections—angering groups including the Justice Democrats and Our Revolution.

Coast Guard families told they can have garage sales to cope with government shutdown
Employees of the U.S. Coast Guard who are facing a long U.S. government shutdown just received a suggestion: To get by without pay, consider holding a garage sale, babysitting or serving as a “mystery shopper.”The suggestions were part of a five-page tip sheet published by the Coast Guard Support Program, an employee-assistance arm of the service often known as CG SUPRT.

Ford Cutting Jobs In Europe, Moving Away From Less Profitable Vehicles
Ford Motor Co. is cutting jobs in Europe and backing away from less profitable models as part of a major restructuring effort, the company announced Thursday. It's the latest sign of big changes in a global auto industry.

The US could lose its crown as the world's most powerful economy as soon as next year, and it's unlikely to ever get it back
The United States of America could lose its position as the world's biggest economy as soon as next year — and once that happens, it is unlikely to regain the top spot as developing Asian economies power ahead.According to research released this week by Standard Chartered Bank, China is likely to become the world's biggest economy at some point in 2020

I love how rightwingers eat his shit up though, "immigrants take our jobs and unemployment sucks, they hurt wages" but they're also OK with that new over time rule that Orban introduced that let's employers demand up to an extra day a week from their employees, same with the general right wing opinion on welfare and the minimum wage, as though wages don't compete with these sources of income, or that the lazy scrounger who was sitting on his arse is now competing for your job for less money.

Is this even worth mentioning? Besides it being an obvious smear piece, compare this issue to any of the other articles posted here, it's frivolous histrionics.


Abolishing ICE, By Funding It?
In spite of promises to “Abolish ICE,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others voted to fund it on their very first day in office.

France’s govt exaggerates Yellow Vest threat to justify measures of political repression
The early XX century French monarchist philosopher, Charles Maurras, wrote: “The Republic is bad at governing but good at defending itself.” Seldom have these words seemed more true than during the Gilets Jaunes protests.I live right in the heart of Paris, overlooking the Prime Minister’s office, Hôtel Matignon, and a short distance from the scenes of some of the violence witnessed last Saturday. Ever since the Yellow Vests started to demonstrate at the beginning of December, I have seen, just outside my own front door, the massive police presence defending the seat of government while leaving the rest of the city, and indeed the rest of the country, to the mercy of rioters.Cars were burned only a few streets away from where the serried ranks of the CRS (special police) were scrupulously preventing pedestrians from walking to the shops, while the ministry whose gate was smashed in with a fork-lift truck on Saturday is only five minutes’ walk away

Trump’s “national emergency” threat and the danger of presidential dictatorship
In the wake of President Trump’s nationally televised address Tuesday night, the political axis of the conflict over the border wall, which has led to the partial shutdown of the federal government, has clearly shifted. White House officials, including Trump himself, are openly threatening to declare a national emergency, under which Trump would assume quasi-dictatorial powers and use the US military to carry out his political objectives, including building the wall.In any other country, such an assumption of unchecked power by the chief executive would be described as rule by decree or an outright coup d’état. But in the United States, the complacent media and the compliant “opposition” party make no warnings and offer no resistance. In their official response to Trump Tuesday night, neither House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nor Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said anything about the declaration of a national emergency, although Trump began hinting at it last week.

How Shocking Was Shock Therapy?
Poland managed to escape a lot of the “shock doctrine” treatment, yet has gone hard right. What happened?




Wildcat Strike soon

Good. Fuck the USA

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That's how idpol works I'm afraid.

Question for bongs: Would it be better for Corbyn to stall Brexit so he can pass the whole deal himself after becoming PM, or allow the Tories to pass a flawed deal for him so his hands are clean of direct involvement in Brexit to preserve some shred of plausible deniability for Remoaners?
She's a mediocre senator to begin with, she'd be a totally unremarkable president.
Do they think people still buy such transparent trash, or are they secret accelerationists? I hope the man has the guts to run again and burn down the entire party, especially since he's been polling in the lead from 2016 clear to the present day:
Has anybody ever described what "abolishing ICE" actually means? Before ICE, the exact same people were doing the exact same things under the INS since the 1930s. Short of abolishing the borders and admitting billions of economic migrants, that's not going to change.
Reminds me of the "state of emergency" that extended clear from Hollande most of the way through Macron's reign. Any chance of revolts within the police or military?

The "'right" to be 'forgotten'" is an utterly retarded, technically unworkable trojan horse for censorship and legal harassment. The EU has done some good things in this area, like forcing Steam to offer refunds and forcing dataminers to tell individuals what data they've been collecting if requested, but this is NOT one of those good things.

Given Orban's anti-immigration rhetoric, combined with Hungary's currently strong labor market and lack of outsourcing threat, it seems like right now would be the perfect time for strikes and unionization drives.

That's just not true. Oh, I'm sure things could have been much worse, but what happened was still pretty fucking bad by any reasonable standard.

There was plenty of "shock treatment" (better called engineered social disasters, like disbanding of collective farms that left millions of people without means of subsistence), and I'm not sure how slow creeping destruction of industry and public services is any better. The end result is the same.

Wouldn't this force a significant financial crisis?

Let the torries sigh a shit deal and declare it null and void when Corbyn becomes PM.

I dont want big companies to publically display any and all information that they happened to unconsentually collect on me. Fuck them.

Oh, I would own the fuck out of it. Yeah, I'm a sick fuck, and so is everyone in this world who is the least bit interesting.

That's not what this is. It's search engines indexing information that was knowingly posted to publicly accessible clearnet sites, and retards getting butthurt when they want to DELETE FUCKING EVERYTHING and can't force the sites hosting it to delete it. Or at least that's the cover story, since someone somewhere will always be hosting such material. What it REALLY really is, is a legal mechanism for external enemies to strongarm search engines into capitulating to censorship, and a fig leaf for search engines themselves to justify censorship and other algorithmic scale-tipping they want to do.


China's military tech is still estimated to be 20 years behind America's. They don't have much to worry about kek.

Most of the military shit that has been made in the last twenty years has been trash. Hell, they stopped making the stuff that actually works.